Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Lancaster, PA 17608-0059

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 233
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 36 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
No
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

45%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 420 applications and only 187 students were granted admission. Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is at the #43 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

$40
Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design's tuition was $22,300 for all students regardless of residency (16.8% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$24,623
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$22,300
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$22,300
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 96% of Pennsylvania College of Art and Design's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 51% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,351 (which is 1.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in 2016-2017, was 59, which is 83% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,797 (which is 1.7% below the national average.)

$4,351
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,797
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
96%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has enrolled a total of 233 students (223 students full-time and 10 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 233 students, 16 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 33% men and 67% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

233
Total Enrollment
16
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 70%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%

Black/African American: 8%

Asian: 5%

Hispanic: 4%

Two or more races: 4%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 2 largest majors offered at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Visual And Performing Arts 94% 169
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

46%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Pennsylvania College of Art and Design full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
54%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$22,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Pennsylvania College of Art and Design graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,100. Last year, out of the total 96 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 96 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 117 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 117 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,100 $23,900
Employment Rate 100% 100%
Total Graduates 96 117

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

Lancaster Bible College
2.5 mile away
Elizabethtown College
16.8 mile away
Lebanon Valley College
22.8 mile away
York College Pennsylvania
23.1 mile away
Alvernia University
27 mile away